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Windows 7: Windows 7 Installed on C drive and D/Recovery Drive

07 Oct 2010   #11

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This is what I have now....



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07 Oct 2010   #12
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Excellent, now what would you like to do, is there anything on that partition you need to save (backup) elsewhere?

There is a way to safely recover all that space into the Windows partition if that is what you want to do.
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07 Oct 2010   #13

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On the D partition? No-I have all my files etc that I wanted to keep already backed up on discs. It is just a recovery drive from what I understand so I don't know of anything on there that I will need.
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07 Oct 2010   #14
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W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Here's the deal, you're good to go now, some manufacturers tie their recovery disk (your disk) to the recovery partition and the disk will not work if the partition is removed.


Lets take this one step at a time.

In the Windows start menu click the computer button, in the window that opens right click the C: partition and rename it to anything you like so you will know in the next step which is which.

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07 Oct 2010   #15

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okay i have renamed my c drive
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07 Oct 2010   #16
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W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Now in the Windows start menu type msconfig at the boot tab what do you have?

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07 Oct 2010   #17

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I have attached what I have. I want to run off of the c drive and that is what I am currently using. I didn't know if I needed to empty the d/recovery drive since it is full. Do I need that. I really didn't even know I had it until today. You apparently understand all this better than I. What do I need to do. Is there are way to keep the d drive but empty the contents...idk. Thank you for all of your help


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07 Oct 2010   #18
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I see that BFK is helping you with this so I will bow out for now.

My only point is that if you overwrote D (confirm that) with your reinstall, had reasons to reinstall Windows 7, then you can consider deleting C and recovering System MBR into D so you can continue with setting up Windows 7, since your files are all backed up anyway.
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07 Oct 2010   #19
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W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

We're making it so it will boot directly to the OS you want to keep without the boot menu at system startup.

You will still have the D: but it will be "out-of -the-way" for a while so you can figure out if the recovery partition is needed to use the disk to reinstall, so maybe you can remove it later.


Click to high-light the other entry and click delete then restart the PC and come back to let me know how it went.
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07 Oct 2010   #20
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I see that BFK is helping you with this so I will bow out for now.

My only point is that if you overwrote D (confirm that) with your reinstall, had reasons to reinstall Windows 7, then you can consider deleting C and recovering System MBR into D so you can continue with setting up Windows 7, since your files are all backed up anyway.

I think he has reinstalled to C: last so it's the newest.
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